Discus thrower Vikas Shive Gowda has become the first Indian man to win a gold medal in last 56 years. This is India’s first gold from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow on Thursday. He clinched the gold with a best throw of 63.64 metres in the athletics event.
Silver was won by Cypriot Apostolos Parellis with 63.32m and Jamaican Jason Morgan held on to the bronze with a best throw of 62.34m.
However, Gowda had already won Silver four years ago in New Delhi, and now he converted it to Gold giving a fresh whip of strong medal tally for India.
The 31- year- old US- based Indian has given India its first gold in the 20th Commonwealth Games by winning the men’s discus throw competition moving India to the 5th spot in the overall medal tally ranking.